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Paul Laurence Dunbar Society ALA Boston May 25-28, 2017

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:33pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 25-28, 2017. Papers on any aspect of Dunbar’s career, or that focus on any part of his literary output: poetry, novels, short stories, musical theater, correspondence, or essays. Proposals on teaching Dunbar and on Dunbar’s relationships—both personal and professional—with other authors, editors, critics, or related historical figures are especially welcome.

Please e-mail abstracts by January 25, 2016 to tmorgan2@udayton.edu

The Work of Art: Race/Gender/Disability/Sexuality

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Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:47pm
Emory University - Critical Juncture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Critical Juncture: The Work of Art in Disability Studies, Queer Studies, and Race

Emory Conference Center Hotel,  Atlanta, Georgia     17-18 March 2017

www.criticaljunctureconference.wordpress.com

Critical Juncture is an international conference uniting those who cross traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. Now in its fourth year at Emory University, Critical Juncture is more than just a conference—it is an intersectional forum for emerging scholars, artists, and activists to present their work and to advocate for social justice.

Sherley Anne Williams: A Special Issue of Callaloo

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:40am
Wendy W. Walters/ Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

A Callaloo Call for Papers

Sherley Anne Williams: A Special Issue

Callaloo invites papers for a special issue devoted to the life and work of the late poet, fiction writer, playwright, and scholar, Sherley Anne Williams, guest edited by Wendy W. Walters (Emerson College).

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Carceracialization: histories, bodies, assemblages

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:21pm
Katherine Thorsteinson / MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Discuss the racialized chronopolitics of US mass incarceration through phenomenology, embodied rhythms, assemblage theory, genre/narratology, plantation-to-prison history, genealogy, waning sovereignty, revolt, or other temporal approaches. "Mass-incarceration" is defined broadly here to include institutions that overlap in the "prison industrial complex", police powers, the surveillance state, border security, and so forth. Many disciplines are encouraged: History, Literature, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Criminology, Sociology, Law, Philosophy, Film and Media Studies, Theatre Studies, Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, and so forth.

Equity, Equality and Reform in Contemporary Public Education

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
IGI Global
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: 1st Submission Deadline February 15, 2017                

2nd Submission Deadline March 15, 2017

Equity, Equality and Reform in Contemporary Public Education

A book edited by Marquis C. Grant (Grand Canyon University)

Passing the Personality Test: Dissent and the Therapeutic Subject

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 4:41pm
Jessica Hurley / American Studies Association, Chicago 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

From the Buzzfeed quiz to the status update, the courtroom to the therapist’s couch, U.S. culture is rife with sites where subjects are asked to pass the test of whether they inhabit personhood in the right way. How does mental wellness become yet another attribute of the liberal subject who deserves to thrive? How does the performance of a personality determine the distribution of privilege? In particular, we aim to consider how the the psychologization of power bolsters structures of oppression along lines of race, sex, gender, and ability. What happens when homosexuality or blackness, for example, are reinscribed as forms of personality disorder or schizoid psychosis?

The Writer as Recluse in American Literature -- MLA 2018

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Matthew Mosher
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Non-guaranteed session for MLA 2018. This panel seeks to explore the figure of the reclusive writer in American literature, and is open to papers on both fictional writers in literary works as well as real-world writers of literary works. All periods and critical approaches welcome. 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by March 1 to matthew.mosher@stonybrook.edu.

American Literature Association - Postwar Geographies

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Geographies: Discussions of literature, 1945-1975,wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking plays a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, the "women's room(s)," Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by 16 January 2017.

American Literature Association - Postwar Iconicities

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:16pm
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Iconicities:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, treating iconic persons or milestone events historical or fictionalized.  Postwar literature regarding fame, celebrity, infamous crime or court cases, quintessential Americanness.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by January 16, 2017.

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